The Photo Booth Group bolsters bashes by delivering and setting up photo booths that fit up to 16 hard-partying subjects. Their open-air style booths?not enclosed by curtains?allow for larger group shots than traditional enclosed booths. Packages come with props, digital files, and unlimited prints that only take 20 seconds to print out, along with an on-site attendant.
For Sasha Kvasnik, photography isn't just a hobby?it's the family business. As a third-generation photographer, she melds traditional and contemporary techniques to capture family gatherings, inventive portraits of individuals, and scenes of flora and fauna.
Before he could enroll in his first middle school class, Jim Hilgedick already had a portfolio of his own pictures. At the age of 9, Jim began teaching himself film development and printing, and before long, he was documenting graduations, school events, and vacations. His enlistment into the Army in 1985 initiated a 19-year hiatus from photography, which finally ended when he founded JH Portrait Design.
Inspired by the inextinguishable passion he had for photography in his youth, the award-winning photographer specializes in portraits of high school seniors. Jim snaps artful pictures of students in his studio or at locations meaningful to them, from their favorite park in town to their favorite hiding place for their lunch money. After each session, he retouches images to remedy any blemishes or dark circles, and arranges prints into products such as wall portraits, folios, and books.
Kelsey Thompson has come a long way since her first camera, an old-school digital that took floppy disks. But while her maiden camera may now be laughably outdated, her skills behind the camera have only gotten better with age. After several photography classes—and the purchase of a legitimate DSLR camera—Kelsey turned a long-time hobby into a career. Today, she roams the Twin Cities, camera strapped to her shoulder, capturing cherished memories during wedding ceremonies or conducting shoots for all occasions.
With over 45 years of professional portrait services experience, the energetic staff of 10 at Bright Side Portraits take pride in their in-studio and outdoor shoots. But they really shine during Day in the Life sessions—shoots that combine candid portraiture with photojournalism. Over three to four hours, a shutterbug follows their subject around the city, documenting their activities and warning them of any open manholes. Regardless of the shoot, Bright Side precedes each one with a consultation where the portrait consultant discusses aesthetic, wardrobe, and location with the client to ensure they are getting what they want. Scheduling is available online 24/7.
Masterpiece Photography's staff invite their subjects to bring anything they find meaningful to their photo shoot, whether it's a beloved pet, a piece of sports gear, or even a video-game controller. With a tenure of more than 30 years, the creative team is not interested in staging the kind of posed shots that became the style of 70's kitsch. Instead, they seek to capture individuals and families in candid and fun situations, whether that means striking a pose in front of a brick wall or sitting in a vintage red wagon. This ethos extends to their coverage of weddings, where they marry modern and traditional styles of photography.